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About the Rajasthan Judicial Services Examination
The exam is conducted annually for the post of Civil Judge (Junior Division) and Judicial Magistrate. Anyone who meets the eligibility criteria can apply for the exam.
The exam consists of two Law Papers, Hindi and English Proficiency. It is purely a law and language-based exam and there is no section for Current Affairs like Delhi judiciary. However, the latest judgments are often asked in the exam.
Rajasthan Judicial Services Examination Eligibility
- Candidates must be a citizen of India and must have a degree in law from a University established by law and recognized by the Advocates Act, 1961.
- The minimum age to qualify is 21 years and the maximum is 40. For reserved categories, 5 years of relaxation is provided.
- Candidates must possess knowledge of the Devnagri Script and the culture and heritage of Rajasthan.
- Candidates in their final year can appear with a condition that they will be required to show requisite qualification documents before the the Mains examination.
- Candidates also need to produce good character certificates issued by their respective schools or colleges.
Rajasthan Judicial Services Examination Vacancies 2021
A total of 120 (89 from 2020 and 31 from 2021) vacancies have been released.
Rajasthan Judicial Services Examination Application Process and Fees
All applications must be submitted in an online format by following the instructions given in it.
For General category and reserved category candidates outside Rajasthan will be required to pay a fee of Rs. 1000/-. For reserved categories falling under various categories within Rajasthan are required to pay Rs. 750/- & Rs. 500/-
Please check out the advertisement to see which category the candidate falls under.
Rajasthan Judicial Services Examination Attempts
Only 6 attempts are allowed in RJS.
Rajasthan Judicial Services Examination Syllabus
A total of 100 questions will be asked. There is no negative marking for wrong answers. 70% of questions will be covered by law subjects while 30% by Hindi and English Proficiency.
Candidates will get a total of 2 hours to attempt the paper and marks of Prelims will not be considered from final merit.
The syllabus of Law papers of Prelims and Mains is the same.
Note: To qualify for Main Examination, the candidates of SC/ST category shall have to secure minimum 40% marks and candidates of all other categories shall have to secure 45% minimum marks in the Preliminary Examination.
Law Paper 1
The Rajasthan Judiciary Preliminary Law Paper- 1 is based on questions from the following sections:
- The Specific Relief Act, 1963
- The Constitution of India
- Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
- The Limitation Act, 1963
- The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
- Interpretation of Statutes
- Indian Contract Act, 1872
- The Rajasthan Rent Control Act, 2001
- The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
- Order/Judgment Writing
Rajasthan Judicial Services Prelims Syllabus 2021 for Law Paper 2
The Rajasthan Judiciary Preliminary Law Paper 2 is based on questions from the following sections:
- The Indian Penal Code, 1860
- The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
- The Indian Evidence Act, 1872
- Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
- Framing of Charge/Judgment Writing
- The Probation of Offenders Act, 1958
- The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
- The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Chapter XVII)
Rajasthan Judicial Services English and Hindi Proficiency
The syllabus for English proficiency includes:
- Phrasal verbs and idioms
- Articles and determiners
- Active & passive voice
- Direct and indirect speech
- Co-ordination & subordination
- Modals with concepts
The syllabus for Hindi proficiency includes:
- शब्द रचना:
- संधि एवं संधि विच्छेद
- शब्द शुद्धि
- वाक्य शुद्धि
- विराम चिन्हों का प्रयोग
- मुहावरे/ लोकोक्तियाँ
Rajasthan Judicial Services Mains Examination
The Mains Examination shall consist of the following 4 papers
- Law Paper- (100 Marks) 3 Hours
Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, Indian Contract Act,1872, The Transfer of Property Act, 1882, The Specific Relief Act, 1963, Interpretation of Statutes, Order/Judgment Writing, etc
- Law Paper-II: (100 Marks) 3 Hours
The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, The Indian Evidence Act,1872, The Indian Penal Code, 1860, The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, etc
- Paper-lII Hindi Essay: (50 Marks) 2 Hours
Essay Writing in the Hindi Language.
- Paper-IV English Essay:
Essay Writing in the English Language: (50 Marks) 2 Hours
Note: To qualify for an interview, a candidate shall have to secure a minimum of 35% marks in each of the law papers and 40% marks in aggregate in the Main Examination.
Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe category, shall be deemed to be eligible for interview if he/she has obtained a minimum of 30% marks in each of the law papers and 35% marks in the aggregate in the Mains Examination.
Interview (35 marks)
With the last stage, the candidate will be tested for employment in the judicial service The questions, which may be put to him, maybe of a general nature and will not necessarily be academic or legal.
The candidate will also be put questions to test his general knowledge including knowledge of current affairs and present-day problems.
Marks shall also be awarded for the candidate’s proficiency in the Rajasthani dialects and his knowledge of the social customs of Rajasthan. The marks so awarded shall be added to the marks obtained in the written test by each candidate.
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